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Sojitz Thailand Sponsors Ayutthaya KIZUNA Ekiden 2019

January 2019

Sojitz (Thailand) Co., Ltd. sponsored the Ayutthaya KIZUNA Ekiden 2019 held on January 13th, 2019. A total of 40 Sojitz Group employees in Thailand competed as 10 different teams.

The Ayutthaya KIZUNA Ekiden relay race symbolizes the deep bonds of friendship between Japan and Thailand. The Tourism Authority of Thailand began hosting the event starting in 2017, and this year marked the third year of the event with over 2000 runners participating as 500 teams.

On the day of the race, teams of four that included at least one Thai and one Japanese participant gathered to run the approximately 13km course around the ruins of Ayutthaya and Ayutthaya’s Historical Park. The runners successfully passed a sash from one runner to the next, with all teams safely crossing the finish line.

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At the start/finish line of the relay race in front of the Ayutthaya Tourist Center

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The medals each runner received fit together to form a shape symbolizing their team’s bond

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